About Nature's Way Carolina Dogs

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Seymour, Tennessee, United States
Welcome to my site about my Naturally Reared Carolina Dogs! Carolina Dogs are a relatively new, rare breed recognized by the UKC, AKC-FSS & ARBA, and are quite possibly America's own indigenous wild dog. CDs make wonderful companions, athletes, hunters, and bedwarmers! Natural Rearing is the philosophy wherein we raise our dogs and puppies by following the 8 Laws of Health, employing Biologically Appropriate Raw Food and no toxic chemicals on, in or around our dogs. We have found this way of life fosters balance, health and longevity in our beloved companions. For our puppies, we welcome homes that have a very similar philosophy about dog rearing, or wish to learn. Check us out, follow us and share us in other places!!! YouTube@ Susan NaturesWayCarolina Dogs NaturesWayPets and FaceBook @ https://www.facebook.com/mycarolinadog on Twitter @https://twitter.com/NaturesWayCDs Thank you so much for visiting our site, feel free to leave us a comment or send us an email! susanlewelling@yahoo.com

Monday, February 6, 2012

For Prospective Puppy Parents

If you think you might be interested in getting a Carolina Dog/American Dingo Puppy from East Tennessee Dingos, please copy & paste this(or just your answers) in an email to me@ susanlewelling@yahoo.com

Prospective Puppy Family Questionnaire 

Please do not be offended by these questions, I don't mean to be intrusive but I want to help you pick the best matched puppy for you. In order to do that, I need to know as much as possible about you & your situation. There are no wrong answers! 
CD=Carolina Dog

  1. How did you hear about East Tennessee Dingos? 
  2. What/how do you know about Carolina Dogs? Please explain any experience with them that you have.
  3. Have you owned any dogs before?
  4. Do you own a dog(s) now? What breed/type? How many? Are your dog(s) good with other dogs or territorial and may need work for the addition of a new dog to the family?
  5. What other types of animals do you have?(cats, birds, snakes, horses, etc) How much access will your CD have to them? Are these pets familiar with interacting with other dogs?
  6. How many people are in your household? Elderly? Children? If in the future, you have children or elderly parents to care for, how will you deal with the transition? Are your children familiar with appropriate ways to approach & play with a dog or puppy?
  7. What is your housing situation? Apartment, Urban/city house, Suburban, Farm? If you rent, are you allowed to have a dog that may exceed 35 lbs? What containment situation for you have in place to keep the puppy safe & secure? (leash only, fenced yard, large farmland, etc)
  8. Who will be responsible for taking care of/ training the puppy? 
  9. Will someone be home during the day with your puppy? What arrangements can you make for care while you are at work or away?
  10. Where will your puppy/dog sleep? Are you familiar with Crate Training? Are you willing to crate train your puppy/dog?
  11. Why do you want a NATURALLY REARED Carolina Dog/American Dingo?
  12. Are you familiar with NR (Natural Rearing) practices?
  13. How familiar are you with Holistic veterinary care?
  14. Do you have an established Vet or one in mind? Are they open to NR practices or willing to let you decide what is best for Your dog? Have you researched Holistic Vets or Naturopaths in your area?
  15. What do you know about feeding a Species Appropriate Raw Diet? Are you open/willing to learn about this & try it  for the maximum health of your CD?
  16. Are you aware that the American Animal Hospital Association has recommended a reduced vaccine protocol? Are you willing to NOT vaccinate every year, even if your Vet is unaware of or resistant to the protocol changes or resistant to your wishes? 
  17. Carolina Dogs have been known to live to 16 or more years old, are you prepared to provide a "lifetime" home for your CD?
  18. What types of activities do you enjoy or want to do with your new puppy? Carolina Dogs are versatile! ( pet-assisted therapy; competitions such as agility, weight pull, lure coursing; conformation shows; athletics such as jogging, hiking, biking, hunting; brain-work such as  nose work, tracking, detection; or more common pursuits such as neighborhood walks, playing with the children or couch potato.)
  19. Do you prefer a Male or Female or do not care? 
  20. Do you prefer a specific color/ coat type? My Carolina Dogs do have diverse genetic backgrounds(they have not been inbred for specific color or other traits) and have provided us with a variety of color/patterns ( red, cream, cream with spots) and coat types (traditional short/medium-short and a longer "soft coat") within the known possibilities for Carolina Dogs. Are you flexible on the color/coat type? 
  21. Is there anything else you want me to know about you? Please feel free to attach pictures!
  22. So we can stay in touch throughout this process, Please provide me with your full name, address, phone #, email & website/facebook (if you have one:). Thanks:)-

*Our pups are naturally bred & whelped, raised by their mother, weaned to a prey model raw diet & are not vaccinated, chemically treated or chemically wormed(we do use Natural Methods). They will be well socialized and started on collar-leash training and housebreaking. 

*All pups will be checked by my holistic veterinarian and guaranteed not to have any communicable diseases or parasite infestations. 

*I will require you to sign a simple Puppy Contract when you pick up your puppy. I will also provide you with an information folder, collar & leash, comfort toy/object for the pup, and food for the road, if needed. 

*Pups must be paid for in full, before they are taken home with you. Please contact me for specific pricing,  prices are $700 - $900. 

* Each pup will be specifically selected for each family, consideration given to order of deposit paid and requested sex/color/coat of puppy. This will require open communication between myself and prospective puppy parents, as we will work together to pick the best puppy for you, considering preferences, and most importantly, the pup's compatibility with you, your family & situational needs. Every puppy has a distinct attitude/personality and I want to make sure you get the pup best suited to you! I reserve the right to select the puppy and to refuse a puppy to someone if, for any reason, I think it is in the pup's best interests.     

*Pups must be picked up in person by their new owners.  I realize this may require planning and a long trip for some & I am willing to work with prospective owners on the time frame of their trip. We do live very near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Pigeon Forge, Dolly-Wood, Gatlinburg, Cherokee NC, Knoxville Tn-home of the UT-Vols and many other year-round attractions, so consider making it a vacation trip as well!

*For more information on how we raise our wonderful, naturally healthy puppies see our page Raising Puppies .

*I look forward to this endeavor of puppy raising and also to communicating with & meeting the prospective puppy families! If you have any questions, please feel free to call me, email me or message me on face-book.   Thank you(^^>

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